August 2011 Contest Sponsored by Visual Magnetics!

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Alanroseman, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England

    The theme of the contest is: - A Macro View of Nature

    It can be a "macro view" of an insect or plant life, or any "texture" provided by nature. We have many fine examples of macro photography on MU-43.

    Here's a chance for our macro shooters to come out and shine more than they do now. As well as a new reason to attempt the genre.

    1st Prize: - 24x36 print on canvas Visual Magnetics Material (value $170.00)

    2nd Prize: 18x24 Print same material. (value $140.00)

    New: Sponsors Choice Award!

    It will be printed and shipped anywhere in the world for free.

    To understand the material you'll have to look at the web site videos: Visual Magnetics Graphic System

    Contest Rules:

    • [*]Participants must be registered members who have made no fewer than 3 posts here at
      [*]You may enter a photo now and post later, but both the contest entry and the 3 qualifying posts must be made prior to midnight (GMT) on August 31, 2011.
      [*]Only one contest entry per person.
      [*]You may only enter a photograph which you yourself have made.
      [*]The entry photo must be taken with a Micro Four Thirds camera, and EXIF data must be intact so that this can be verified.
      [*]Maximum photo dimension should not exceed 1024 pixels.
      [*]The photo may have been taken at any time, not necessarily during the month of the contest.
      [*]Moderators at and and their families are ineligible.

      [*]To enter, simply post a photograph in this thread. HTML and code are enabled to make posting as easy as possible.
      [*][I]Visual Magnetics would retain the rights to use the Winning images in an advertisement for their own product if they so choose. It will not be distributed to others, or for any other use. Other than that you continue to hold all rights reserved with respect to copyright of your image.[/I]
      [*][I]An entry in the contest will be considered as granting a limited rights approval upon winning. If you are not willing to allow your winning image to be used at the company HQ, trade show booth etc. Please do not enter.[/I]
      The contest winner will be determined by member vote (poll). Voting will begin on September 1, 2011 and end after 6 days. September 7th.

      I will open an FTP account on my own server so that the full size finished file can be sent in for printing upon determination of a winner.

      Visual Magnetics is not a printing service.
      They manufacture the material and sell in large volume
      The printers are enormous 54" - 72" wide. commercial machines for testing the material and producing commercial ICC profiles and finishes.

      In the meantime, you can go to [url=]Visual Magnetics Graphic System[/url], toward the bottom of the home page on the left are two videos. Watch them... it's very cool stuff, and BRAND NEW to the market.
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  2. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    sounds awesome! do we post here?


    edit: oops, i think i should also post what i used....

    epl1, om 50mm 3.5 macro with auto 25 extender.
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  3. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Yes. You post right in this thread.


    Yes you do. Thanks for being the very first entrant!

    Good luck..

  4. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Real Name:
    Kelly Gibbons
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  5. wildcat

    wildcat Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 7, 2011

    G1, Minolta Rokkor MD 50mm f/1.7, with macro extension tubes.
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  6. Hanz80

    Hanz80 New to Mu-43

    Jun 9, 2011

    My contribution :)
    E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
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  7. Capt T

    Capt T Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 8, 2010

    EPL1, kit lens, +3 filter

    Not sure how to check if the EXIF data is intact, since I uploaded it to photo bucket.
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  8. PSimmons

    PSimmons Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 24, 2010
    Central Florida
    EP1 w/Canon FD 100mm F 3.5 Macro

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  9. leonberdi

    leonberdi Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    Submitting for fun!

    Thanks Visual Magnetics!

    <a href="" title="Laddybug on leaf by El Abecedario, on Flickr"> 6031978591_319bd8d124_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Laddybug on leaf"></a>
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  10. leonberdi

    leonberdi Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    PSimmons.... your shot is unbelievable!
  11. stuntman

    stuntman M43 FOR THIRDS 4 EVER

    Jul 6, 2011
    Real Name:
    e-pl2 14-42

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  12. docfox

    docfox Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 26, 2011
    Hatfield, PA
    Bird of Paradise plant taken at Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia on my first outing with the Panasonic G1 (and the 14-45mm kit lens).

    Attached Files:

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  13. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Real Name:
    Kelly Gibbons
    I couldn't agree more. Way to set the bar!
  14. RedLeopard

    RedLeopard Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    Bolton, UK
    Herb Robert

    Agree with the comments above re PSImmons dragonfly - just stunning.

    My entry is below, shot with GH2 + 50mm on extension tube. Herb robert from a nature reserve in north-east England:

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  15. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Real Name:
    <a href="" title="Coming out of the shell by debit72, on Flickr"> 5732813502_76d95f7d4f_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Coming out of the shell"></a>
    GH2 with Vivitar 55mm f/2.8 Macro lens
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  16. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    This contest looks pretty good already!

    I was concerned we didn't have enough macro shooters.... misguided concern as it appears now.

  17. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    psimmons thats fantastic!
  18. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Real Name:
    That dragonfly shot is ....breathtaking !!!
  19. remnant

    remnant Mu-43 Rookie

    May 16, 2010

    E-PL1, Oly 4/3 50mm f2 Macro, f4 @ 1/100, ISO 500
    Oops! Is that a little better?

    Attached Files:

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  20. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    remnant... is yer pic getting bigger when you click on it, or is my chrome browser broken
    all i can see is a postage stamp sized mini preview
    or is this a slightly higher cropping than im used to? ;) hehe
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